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Piney Point Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2013

I have great things to day about this school. All the teachers and staff are very involved with the education of each child. I really loved that they carry radios to communicate eveything that is going on at all times. Many times i saw those ladies work as a team to talk to a child that was misbehaving. They always knew where my child was at all times and if a child stayed too long in a bathroom break, theyd send someone to get them out immediately. I always felt that my son was safe at school. The teachers are excellent and very qualified. My son was a transfer student as well and since 1st grade he has made the honor roll. The only thing i regret, was not being more involved in parent meetings. I manage a property nearby and I am proud to tell my residents that Piney Point is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Great, caring teachers, great school. My daughter first made the honor roll when I transfered her to this school. Even after moving on she remained an honor roll student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Piney Point Elementary is a fabulous school! The principal, Bobbie Swaby, is awesome! She is always supportive to the children, parents, teachers, staff and the entire community. He door is always open and her attitude is always positive. The teachers there are very devoted to each and every student. They work many many extra hours to provide the BEST education a child can receive. The entire staff works together as a team to ensure our children are safe, healthy, loved, creative and motivated to excel by doing their best. Our children will surely succeed in any college they attend and in life!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 28, 2008

Piney Point is the best elementary school in Houston! The faculty is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

Piney Point elementary is a school where the children and the parents mater. The principal has an open door policy which she upholds 100% of the time. You can come in to discuss any concern that you may have weather it is financial or school wise. This new principal Bobby Swaby is one of the best principals I have had the pleasure of meeting since I came to houston. I have three children in this school and I am very happy that they are in Piney Point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

Good elementary school for non english speaking students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2003

We just moved here from florida almost two years ago, and I found that This school has a very professional and dedicated teachers, their hard work is well reflected in the level of achievement of our two kids. juan puente


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Black or African American70%
Asian80%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black or African American63%
Asian60%
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students88%
Female84%
Male92%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)85%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)69%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female76%
Male53%
Black or African American57%
Asian38%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual76%

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
Black or African American40%
Asian57%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education80%
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingual83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black or African American48%
Asian78%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual52%

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African American54%
Asian88%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingual73%

Writing

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
Black or African American72%
Asian89%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
Black or African American76%
Asian83%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education43%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)49%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual51%

Math

All Students60%
Female66%
Male55%
Black or African American56%
Asian80%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education22%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented90%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingual54%

Science

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black or African American78%
Asian80%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education29%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented80%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingual44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 76% 52%
Black 14% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
White 5% 29%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 64%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • BOBBIE SWABY
Fax number
  • (713) 917-3613

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8921 Pagewood Lane
Houston, TX 77063
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Phone: (713) 917-3610

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